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VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA's health IT improves quality of care

VA has shown that health information technology provides improved quality of health care and substantial cost savings, according to a study in the public health journal "Health Affairs."

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Legion's appeals unit making a difference

Legion's appeals unit making a difference

In the first six months of fiscal 2010, more than 68 percent of the appeals taken before the Board of Veterans' Appeals were either allowed or sent back to the local office.

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FedsHireVets.gov now available

FedsHireVets.gov now available

In an effort to hire more veterans, the federal government has launched FedsHireVets.gov - a Web site that hopes to serve as the main source for veterans employment information.

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Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Legion weighs in on women veterans issues

Assistant director for health policy attends VA's Advisory Committee for Women Veterans meeting.

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73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

73rd Oratorical contest underway this weekend

Saturday marks the kick-off date for The American Legion National Oratorical Championship Contest. Sunday's finals will again appear in a live webcast.

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'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

'Race to the Top' deadline approaching

Winning district commander in each category will receive an all-expense paid trip to the 2010 National Convention in Milwaukee. Certification forms are due by April 14.

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Legion testifies on various health bills

Legion testifies on various health bills

Breast cancer research,mental-health counseling among issues addressed by assistant director of health policy.

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Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Snyder donations exceed $17,000

Money raised for father of slain Marine will be used to fund legal battle against Westboro Baptist Church.

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Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Legion, entrepreneur team up for Legacy fund

Portion of sales of book providing cost-cutting tips goes directly to The American Legion Legacy Scholarship fund.

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'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

'Need A Lift?' now available on CD-ROM

The American Legion's top college financial aid resource continues to meet the needs of students in pursuit of higher education.

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A silver lining in New Orleans

A silver lining in New Orleans

Massive VA medical center project promises to trigger an all-new post-Katrina economy and set a 21st century standard of care for Gulf Coast veterans.

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On Eternal Patrol

Since 2005, five U.S. submarines lost during World War II have been found, starting with USS Lagarto.

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Agent Orange: Answering the questions

Agent Orange: Answering the questions

A quick look at several of the issues involving the Department of Veterans Affairs' policy on Agent Orange.

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A Soldier's Wish

A New Yorker who lost all four limbs in combat takes a positive attitude down the long road to independence. His first wish, to salute his fellow troops, was fulfilled with help from The American Legion.

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Let’s reverse the backlog, not just slow it

VA’s current backlog of undecided claims cannot be tolerated anymore. The White House wants to simply prevent the problem from getting worse. That is not good enough – the trend must be reversed.

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Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

Patriotic Emblem catalog on its way

U.S. flags among the items in special edition of the Legion's Emblem Sales catalog.

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Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Legion pleased with Gulf War draft report

Commander Hill: Draft 'will certainly help to assure our Gulf War veterans that they have not been forgotten.'

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Stealth Jihad

Shariah law dictates worldwide conversion to Islam, whatever it takes.

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Legacy scholarship deadline near

Legacy scholarship deadline near

Applications submitted for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship must be postmarked by April 15.

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Ohio choir evokes happiness

Ohio choir evokes happiness

For 39 years, the Austintown Fitch Concert Choir has brought hope and happiness to veterans in VA hospitals.

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Veteran small businesses get aid from SBA

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the award of grants to 10 local SBA Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to increase entrepreneurial assistance to veterans.

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VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

VA releases draft Gulf War Task Force report

The draft written report identifies seven areas where VA will improve service for Gulf War veterans.

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OCW representative honored at Pacer game

OCW representative honored at Pacer game

Injured Iraq veteran honored during NBA game in Indianapolis as representative of Operation Comfort Warriors.

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Protected for a reason

Protected for a reason

Since 1919, the Legion's emblem has represented the ideals and principles of the organization.

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April 14 target date approaching

April 14 target date approaching

Legion hopes to hit 95 percent of 2009-2010 membership goal by mid-April.

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Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Burn Pit sparks fundraiser for Marine's father

Legion starts fund to help father of slain Marine after court orders the father to pay the lawyers' fees for the Westboro Baptist Church.

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Looking to VA's facilities future

Major, minor and non-recurring maintenance, leases among the issues discussed during briefing.

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Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Legion, VA look at veteran hiring practices

Organizations discuss ways to increase the Department of Veterans Affairs' veteran-employee rate of 29.7 percent.

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OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

OCW sponsors 'Socks for Soldiers'

Legion sends 800 pairs of wool socks to wounded servicemembers recovering in Afghanistan.

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'Stealth Jihad' available online

'Stealth Jihad' available online

American Legion Magazine article focuses on strict version of Islam that calls for using violence to bring about a global Islamic state.

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